Taste and See
A package of Oreo® cookies
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. Psalms 34:8
I went to the grocery store to buy some cookies. There were so many different kinds and flavors of cookies that it was really difficult to decide which ones to buy. Finally I decided to buy these. Why did I choose these? Well, for one thing, I have heard from other people that these are very good cookies. Then I saw the name of the company that makes them and I know that they have a very good reputation. Nabisco, that is a name I can trust. Finally, the price was right! This big bag of cookies was only $2.69! Well I made my choice, but there is only one way to know for sure if it was the right choice. Can you guess what that is? That’s right, the "taste test." Let me see how they taste. Oh my, they are good. I made a good choice.
Did you know that all of the things that I used to decide on which cookies to buy might be used to decide whether or not to invite Jesus into our heart? We have heard from other people that Jesus is a wonderful Savior. We have all heard of the name of Jesus. We know that Jesus is a name we can trust. And finally, the price is right; it is free! Jesus paid the price when He died on the cross. These are all good reasons to choose Jesus, but the best reason to choose Him is the "taste test." The Bible says, "O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." If we really want to know if Jesus is good, we must take the "taste test" and put our trust in Him.
Oh, by the way, now that I have chosen these cookies and know how good they are, I have another choice to make. I can either keep them all, or I can share them with others. Which do you think I should do?
Dear God, we choose Jesus to be the Lord of our life. We have tasted His goodness. Now, let us share Him with others.
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